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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The week moves on as FC Dallas gets ready to host the Sounders tomorrow night.

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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The time to dwell a lot on the loss to Sporting Kansas City is pretty much over here as FC Dallas is back on the midweek game schedule. Tomorrow night they’ll host another top team in the Western Conference as Seattle comes to town. We’ll be diving into that game here soon, but first, some links to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

Hoops Home & Abroad Report: Tanner Tessmann makes Venezia FC debut - Big D Soccer
Tanner made his Venezia FC debut coming off the bench in a Cup win while Alex Zendejas is lighting things up in Mexico.

FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: Thomas Roberts gets his Work Visa - Big D Soccer
It took a while but Roberts finally has his work visa in Austria.

North Texas Two Step – First the Frying Pan and now the Fire - Big D Soccer
Two comfy, dominant wins for NTSC start the 2021 stretch run with pressure bearing down on both the club and its players.

// MLS //

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 19 |
Just like the comment for FC Dallas states, a big week awaits the club here and this club can bounce back.

LA Galaxy are back, Sporting's MVP duo & more from MLS Week 19 |
Here is some more recaps and analysis from this past weekend in MLS that goes into the Galaxy's resurgence, Sporting's attack that gave FCD fits and more.

MLS Heineken Rivalry Week is back! Check out the matchups |
It is kind of wild to me that MLS markets (I know why, for TV purposes) the FCD-Austin game in this post but absolutely no mention of the FCD-Houston one that is this weekend.

Sounds thump Timbers in a revealing Cascadia thriller – The Athletic
The Timbers' defensive performance faltered again, while the Sounders' difference-makers led the way to an incredible 6-2 win.

Jordan Morris ‘ahead of the curve’ on ACL rehabilitation - Sounder At Heart
Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer indicates they’ve not ruled out a return this year.

Jonathan Klinsmann steps up to be unlikely hero in latest LA Galaxy win - LAG Confidential
LA's backup made the most of his minutes this past weekend in Minnesota.

Union still has belief despite trailing Club América 2-0 after first leg of CCL semifinal - Brotherly Game
The Union are going to need something special in the second leg to make it to the CCL final.

Is Austin FC fixable? Assessing the attack after 12th shutout in 18 matches | The Striker Texas
At the end of the day, Austin is still an expansion team in MLS. Outside of like two or three expansion clubs, most struggle in some form or fashion in their first year.